Shirley Aquatics Join Koi Carp Magazine To Host A Once In A Lifetime Trip To Japan

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Midlands company Shirley Aquatics organise a weeklong buying trip to Japan.

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"This is truly an experience in itself, this trip has you visiting some fantastic breeders in Isawa, the top breeders in Niigata and the Nagaoka koi show!"

Shirley Aquatics and Koi Carp magazine has teamed up to organise a trip to Japan.

Midlands based company Shirley Aquatics has been at the forefront of the aquarium and pond industry for over 70 years, working in close partnership with Japanese trader Toshi Nakamori.

The weeklong trip commences 21st October 2013 where the small group will experience genuine Japanese cuisine and get the chance to visit some of Japan’s finest Koi breeders.

Richard Cook, Managing Director, says: “This trip is going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity for a small number of customers who want to experience the true origin of Koi keeping first hand.”

“My father John was the first person to start importing Koi from Japan on a large scale, the relationship with our Japanese agent Toshi Nakamori started back in the late 70’s.Toshi has enabled us to bring in some of the best fish ever seen in the UK over the years and continues to help us find the right fish at the right prices.”

Dennis Wordsworth is one of the best Koi experts in Britain and renowned for his eye for quality, spending several months in Japan learning and selecting the best fish.

“This is an incredible opportunity for our customers. On a buying trip to Japan you couldn’t ask for a better combination than Toshi’s close relationship with all the breeders and Dennis’ exceptional eye for detail, ” adds Cook.

“A lot of Japanese trips tend to focus solely on Niigata. This is truly an experience in itself, this trip has you visiting some fantastic breeders in Isawa, the top breeders in Niigata and the Nagaoka koi show! I really can’t believe all of this is being packed into the trip, let alone that John has managed to secure the price at an incredible £1650,” Cook continues.

About Shirley Aquatics
Shirley Aquatics has been at the forefront of the pond and aquarium industry for over 70 years. Established in 1939 they are the first company to ever bring Japanese Koi Carp into the UK. The family run business is renowned for exceptional customer service and extensive product ranges. Over the past 30 years Shirley Aquatics has grown dramatically in size and is now one of the largest solely aquatic centres in Europe. Boasting incredible selections of Koi carp, coldwater fish, marine fish and tropical fish as well as an exceptional reptile department. All under cover and serviced by extremely knowledgeable and helpful staff. John and Richard Cook have managed the superstore for many years and still have their hand firmly on the aquatic pulse.

For more information telephone 0121 744 1300 or email at info(at)shirleyaquaitcs(dot)co(dot)uk.

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